Love the ad for my signature fragrance available this August! Shot by my fav Gilles Bensimon @jessicasimpsonstyle pic.twitter.com/xftyYiFdop
— Jessica Simpson (@JessicaSimpson) June 28, 2014
Followers of Jessica Simpson‘s Instagram know that the star has a very distinctive vibe when it comes to her home — it’s warm, comfortable and romantic, with plenty of overstuffed pillows and patterned fabrics (see a few glimpses below). And now she’s bringing that aesthetic to a line of home goods, which just launched with bedding in Bed Bath & Beyond stores and will continue to roll out with quilts, kitchen and bath across more retailers later this year. The singer (and soon-to-be-bride) chatted with PEOPLE about the latest addition to the Jessica Simpson empire.
If you’ve been thinking that a home collection has been a long time coming for the design mogul, you’d be right. “We started working on designs after [2-year-old daughter] Maxwell was born and Eric and I were moving into our new house,” Simpson tells PEOPLE. “We have wanted to add [home] to the collection for a while. I work alongside my mom on my collection and we both share a passion for home interiors, so branching out into this category has been really inspiring for us.”
So far, the designs appear to reflect Simpson’s girlie sensibilities, with lots of bohemian prints, paisleys and color. And they reflect the vibe she’s looking to have in her own home: “traditional with a little Southern charm,” she says. “I love to collect unique, vintage pieces that add to the character of my home. We spend a lot of time at home entertaining our friends and family, and I love how comforting and welcoming our space feels. We have an outdoor living space that connects to the living room and the kitchen — I love the coziness of an open space.”
At the moment, Simpson’s partial to the paisley print bed set and notes she’s particularly excited for the quilts to hit stores, as they reflect what her mom has taught her about furnishing her home. “My mom has always taught me to have an eclectic sensibility when it comes to design,” Simpson says. “She showed me I can intermix and interchange different fabrics, colors, textures and patterns to make my home unique.” (Adds mom Tina: “I always say a home should give you the biggest hug after a long day!”)
I can’t get over how amazing Jess looks! :-)
“I do?” More like “I don’t” know! Just weeks away from tying the knot with fiance Eric Johnson on July 4, Jessica Simpson is still indecisive on what wedding venue she wants to use, an insider exclusively reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.
Simpson, 33, and the former NFL player, 34, have booked Santa Barbara’s 78-acre Bacara Resort & Spa “for now,” the insider tells Us. “But Jess keeps going back and forth on locales.”
The mom of Maxwell, 2, and Ace, 12 months, has, however, checked off other details from her wedding list. “The wedding will be very rustic-chic,” adds the source. Her guest list has also been finalized.
Engaged since 2010, Simpson and Johnson are sure to be counting down to their special day, and they aren’t the only ones. Earlier this month, Ashlee Simpson opened up about her older sister’s impending nuptials at the E3 Convention in L.A.
“My dress is really beautiful! It’s really, really stunning,” she told Us of her bridesmaid dress. She also revealed that the bride-to-be will not be wearing white.
“Jessica is having something unique made,” a source previously told Us. “It will be very different from the Vera Wang she wore to wed Nick Lachey.”
For more details on Jessica and Eric’s wedding — including who didn’t get an invite and what type of food will be served at the couple’s rehearsal dinner — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, on stands Friday.
Jetting back into SoCal, Jessica Simpson showed up at LAX International Airport on Wednesday evening (June 11). The “Fashion Star” hottie was joined by a female friend and looked comfortable chic in an off-the-shoulder grey sweatshirt with matching sweatpants and white heels.
Meanwhile, Jessica’s sister Ashlee told Us Weekly that she’s thrilled about her big sister’s forthcoming wedding, said to be over the July 4th weekend. Ashlee gushed, “I don’t know when it is! I’m really excited about it. My dress is really beautiful! It’s really, really stunning.”
Jessica arrives at JFK Airport, NYC, June 10 2014
Jessica Simpson seems to have recovered from her joint bachelor and bachelorette party over the weekend. The blonde beauty looked fresh-faced as she arrived in New York on Tuesday, flaunting her toned arms in a black vest top and her sculpted legs in a patterned mini skirt and towering platforms.
The mother-of-two was without her fiancé Eric Johnson as she arrived at JFK airport and later in the evening stepped out for dinner in Manhattan.
Jessica celebrated her last few weeks of freedom on Sunday at her hen party, and was filmed looking unsteady on her feet as she left Warwick nightclub after partying hard with the ex-NFL player Eric.
A friend of the singer revealed that it would be a pretty tame affair, with the emphasis being on a great night with the couple’s nearest and dearest, and not your typical naughty hen night.
“It wasn’t about being naughty. They just wanted a great night out with their friends and family,” a friend told People.
While the singer’s close pal and bridesmaid, Stephanie Terblanche, explained the reason for the joint party: “They didn’t want a traditional bachelor-bachelorette where they go off and do their own thing, because our group of friends is so close we just wanted to all be together.”
Last month, Jessica unveiled her new trim and toned body on Twitter, uploading a bikini photo that revealed her muscular legs and small waist after losing a reported 65 pounds.
The blonde beauty gave birth to her second child, son Ace, last summer and has spoken previously about her struggle to cope with her pregnancy weight, only made worse by the public scrutiny she also faced.
“I was so insecure. I couldn’t even believe what I weighed,” she told Good Morning America in February this year. “I don’t think that I ever expected myself to see the numbers that I have seen on the scale.”
Jessica Simpson looks drop dead gorgeous while showing off her assets in a very revealing dress on Sunday evening (June 8) in Hollywood. The 33-year-old actress was joined by her fiance Eric Johnson while attending a joint bachelor and bachelorette party for some of their friends.
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Jessica Simpson accessorizes her lace mini with hoop earrings and dark shades while out and about Thursday in L.A.
While many celebrities have attempted to parlay their A-list status into big bucks at the cash register, few have achieved the level of success that Jessica Simpson has. The pop star has helped to build a fashion and accessories empire that now spans 30 product categories and generates an estimated $1 billion in annual retail sales. “I never dreamt that this would happen to me in a million years,” admits Simpson on her foray into business. She credits her brand’s staying power to her ‘every woman’ appeal. “I feel like I can relate to the heart of every woman, no matter what size, what age…It’s been a learning lesson for me,” describes the 33 year old mother of two.
Yet Jessica Simpson is no stranger to skeptics and setbacks. “I have learned so many lessons when it comes to business, but I feel like the most empowering lesson that I have learned is failure is okay sometimes. And in that we grow, and we learn from that, and there is success around the corner,” says Simpson. That philosophy has served her well in dealing with the intense media scrutiny she’s faced since having been catapulted into the public eye in her early 20’s. “If anything, I feel like criticism humbles me and it makes me want to fight harder and just grow my business that much more,” she says. “And most of the people that do say negative things about me, they’re buying my shoes!”
In person, Jessica is a rare mix of determination and vulnerability. When asked what advice she would have given her younger self, she responds, “That it’s okay to cry and it’s okay to feel upset because…there’s always a way to get back up and make it happen again.” In fact, she credits one iconic songstress, Dolly Parton, with giving her the courage to continuously pick herself up and keep moving forward. “I was performing at the Kennedy Center to honor Dolly Parton, and I stood on stage, and I just stood there. And all of a sudden, I forgot how to sing, I forgot all the lyrics…and I just had to walk off the stage,” recalls Simpson of the highly publicized gaffe.
Following the flubbed performance, Parton offered encouragement to the younger star. “She said, ‘Honey, don’t worry about it. I wrote the song and I still can’t even get the lyrics right!’…She [Parton] really just empowered me to get back on stage, and she gave me the confidence that I needed in that moment,” shared Simpson.
I sat down with Simpson at the recent 2014 Forbes Women’s Summit where she discussed her billion-dollar empire, dealing with critics and the most important aspects of motherhood.
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Get it, Jess! At her friend’s baby shower, Jessica Simpson showed off her own impressive weight loss in a stunning fuchsia sun dress.
The fashion designer’s long legs looked toned and muscular in sky-high nude stilettos. Simpson paired the look with a bold berry lip, and wore her hair down and straight.
The mother of two is currently celebrating her impressive weight loss with the help of Weight Watchers. She’s currently preparing for her wedding to fiance Eric Johnson, which will take place over the July 4 holiday weekend.
The couple opted not to have their nuptials overseas in Capri, Italy, choosing instead to have their wedding stateside near Los Angeles.